Lay Gently on the Coals

by Art Cockerill

Lay Gently on the Coals is a vibrant and sardonic account of the fortunes of an English family during the 1930s and '40s when times were hard and the outlook grim - hard for working families and grim for the nation. Lay Gently on the Coals is destined to become a classic novel of working-class family life before, during and after the Second World War.

'Full of rollicking good humour and Dickensian characters ... A celebration of the comic grace of ordinary people during a time of hard knocks.'

Judge James Clarke, QC, author of How to Bribe a Judge

As good any book I've read since the Good Soldier Svejk.'

Brian Marley, a veteran of the Australian Defence Force.

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Lay Gently on the Coals is a vibrant account of ordinary English family life in the middle of the last century, with characters masterfully brought to life with humor and a real understanding of the human spirit. Cockerill is a craftsman!

Martin Bodenham, Financier and author

Published by AESOP Publications under the AESOP Modern imprint
ISBN 978-0-9569098-2-4 for orders placed through bookstores;   Format: 258 pp. Demi 8vo, paperback

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